Issuance of Marriage Licenses
Before the wedding:
- Where you get your license?
- If you both reside in Maine and live in the same town from the town clerk of the town you reside in.
- If you both reside in Maine but live in different towns from the town clerk of either town.
- If one of you reside in Maine but the other does not from the town clerk of the Maine resident.
- If neither of you are a Maine resident from any town clerk in the State of Maine.
- Licenses are issued once you complete the marriage intentions and the license is prepared. You can download the marriage intentions and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You must present your current photo ID's with a physical description of yourselves (such as a driver's license). This must also be presented to the person who marries you.
- A certified copy of a divorce decree or a death certificate is needed for those who have been previously married.
- Cost for the license is $40.00.
- License is valid for 90 days from the date issued. The marriage must occur within that period or another license must be obtained.
- 2 witnesses are needed to witness the marriage and sign the license.
- There is no age requirement but they must be able to understand the seriousness of a wedding.
- Signing of the license by the witnesses and officiant.
- The person who marries you will then sign and return the license to the town clerk, where the license was obtained, within 7 days.
- Certificate of marriage - A memento certificate may be given by the person who marries you, but the LEGAL certificate must be obtained from the town clerk where the license was obtained.
- Cost of a certified copy is $15.00, for the first copy and $6.00 for each additional copy.